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Blueberry Pruning Workshop

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Time: 1:00-3:30 p.m. Location: Campbell’s U-Pick Blueberry Farm GPS Address: 27 Tracy Bolick Lane, Hickory NC 28601 Speaker: Bill …

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Acorn Poisoning in Cattle

Fall usually brings cooler weather and changing leaves. So far the weather isn’t cooler and the majority of us are …

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Apple Time!

The topic everyone is talking about here in Alexander County is the heatwave we are still experiencing. Fall is …

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Honey Bee Swarms

Honey bees often swarm in the spring and early summer when their population increases rapidly and conditions inside the …

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Household Hazardous Waste Day

The biennial Alexander County Household Hazardous Waste Day will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019, in the County Administration …

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Feeder Calf Grading Workshop

When: Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Where: Harward Brothers Livestock Market, 2207 Turnersburg Highway, Turnersburg, NC Please RSVP to …

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2019 NC Agritunity Conference

Saturday, February 9, 2019 N.C. Cooperative Extension, Iredell County Center 444 Bristol Drive Statesville, NC 28687 Registration Opens: 8:30 a.m. …

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Blueberry Pruning Workshop

Join us for an on-farm session to experience hands-on pruning for different age blueberry plants. Other blueberry management practices …

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Preserving the Harvest Series

Check out an upcoming series of classes Der Holcomb, Extension Agent, Family, & Consumer Science will be offering: For more …

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Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

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Basic Information for Determining Drain Spacing on North Carolina Soils

Knowing the soil profile of your agricultural land will help determine the spacing needed for …

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Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Cost in North Carolina

Subsurface drainage is beneficial to agricultural lands by improving crop yield and eliminating prolonged wet …

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NCDA&CS Survey of Soybean Cyst Nematode in NC.

Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …

Devrinol (napropamide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).

Florida betony rhizome and tubers

Casoron (dichlobenil)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Casoron (dichlobenil).

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …